Definition of furl verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

furl

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɜːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they furl
BrE BrE//fɜːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrl//
 
he / she / it furls
BrE BrE//fɜːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrlz//
 
past simple furled
BrE BrE//fɜːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrld//
 
past participle furled
BrE BrE//fɜːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrld//
 
-ing form furling
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrlɪŋ//
 
 
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furl something to roll and fasten something such as a sail, a flag or an umbrella Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French ferler, from Old French fer, ferm ‘firm’ + lier ‘bind’ (from Latin ligare).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: furl